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Julian Jarvis

CEO
Pragmatic Play

Julian Jarvis has been serving as Pragmatic Play’s CEO since January 2020. Pragmatic Play is a multi-product provider for the gaming industry and offers regulated and mobile-focused gaming products.
Education
  • University of Sussex
    1991-1994

MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS

Throughout Jarvis' leadership, Pragmatic Play adds eight new game titles every month to its portfolio of 300+ game titles.

He was also involved in the company's investment in its Live Casino products and helped grow its Bingo and Virtual Sports segments. Furthermore, throughout Jarvis' time, the company has expanded into regulated markets worldwide including the UK, Switzerland, Italy and LatAm.

Jarvis co-founded an independent school in Gibraltar in 2016 – Prior Park Gibraltar (where he remains a Governor). In 2016, Jarvis also gained a Financial Times Non-Executive Director Diploma, a post-graduate level qualification for non-executive directors, approved by Pearson Education.

AWARDS

While under Jarvis’ leadership, Pragmatic Play has won awards for its products and services as a supplier, including the ‘Online Casino Supplier of the Year’ Award at the Global Gaming Awards 2023.

EMPLOYMENT

Prior to being appointed Pragmatic Play’s CEO, Jarvis started serving as IBID Group’s CEO, a position he has held since July 2019.

Initially training as a lawyer and qualifying as a barrister, Jarvis moved into the media and internet sectors at an early stage, within both legal and business roles. He was one of the earliest legal and business specialists in the internet sector with America Online and AOL Europe (before and after the merger with Time Warner, becoming AOL Time Warner). In this role, Jarvis was involved in many developments in the internet sector during the 90s and noughties.

Following his time at AOL, Jarvis was recruited in 2004 by the founders of what became PartyGaming. Jarvis has also co-founded other businesses in the online and technology sectors including Odobo (a HTML5 games developer platform) and Rockchain (a crypto-advisory firm).

He has also acted as an advisor to a family office with a wide range of business, lobbying and philanthropic projects on an international basis.

“We encourage our customers to play an active role in our partnerships. We strive for collaboration to ensure they can maximise the value of our incredible portfolio of games and promotional tools, through our single-API integration” Julian Jarvis

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